HBO's Prohibition-era drama returned for Season 4 on Sunday night with 2.4 million total viewers at 9 p.m., according to Nielsen. That was a 17% slide compared with the Season 3 opener a year ago.
A big part of the problem? "Empire" was competing head-to-head against the kickoff of
However, HBO pointed out that the "Empire" numbers were still in line with last season's average (2.3 million). When an 11 p.m. encore was included, "Empire" did 3.2 million for the night.
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